Hi @mdknapp, thanks for reaching out. I’ve been chatting with Santa Clara Valley Water District and we should be on their list any day now.
On Wed, Feb 11, 2015, they emailed the following:
I received notification from my supervisor that this controller is approved for our rebate. The only reason it is not on our list is because it has been so recently approved. However, please remember there must be a rain sensor on site and connected to the controller in order to qualify.
Please note, SCVWD has pretty strict pre-inspection process to adhere to. So you may need to follow the steps that they have provided. I have provided the email that was sent to us from them below:
"Thanks for contacting us. We have been talking to a few customers through our rebate program that have been approved to install your recently certified controller. Currently, anyone who is going through our program and is eligible to participate in our controller rebate can choose to install the Rachio controller. All customers must install an onsite rain sensor, even if the system uses a remote one.
All customers who wish to upgrade their current controller to a weather based irrigation controller must go through our standard steps to participate. They must first get a pre-inspection to verify that they have an existing standard controller. They must then submit an application for approval and then start their project. If any site has already installed a Rachio controller but hasn’t gone their our pre-inspection and application steps, they will not be eligible for a rebate. We do not retroactively rebate for items installed without going through the proper steps.
I have updated our qualifying controller list and it should be up shortly (early next week a the latest). We also have a printed list that goes out with the application packet, and I will print the new list to send out as soon as we deplete the current supply of printed lists."
Hope this helps